55th Annual Allerton Conference
on Communication, Control, and Computing
October 3-6, 2017
Allerton Retreat Center, Monticello, IL, USA

2017 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton)
October 3-6, 2017, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello, IL, USA

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Last updated on October 10, 2017. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Friday October 6, 2017

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FrPP Library
Structure and Adaptivity in Optimization, Learning and Inference Invited Session
Chair: Kiyavash, NegarUniv. of Illinois
08:30-09:30, Paper FrPP.1 
Structure and Adaptivity in Optimization, Learning and Inference (I)
Lafferty, JohnUniv. of Chicago
FrA1 Library
Statistical Learning II Invited Session
Chair: Oh, SewoongUIUC
Organizer: Oh, SewoongUIUC
10:00-10:20, Paper FrA1.1 
Reweighted Mirror Descent: A Nonconvex Approach for Learning Mixed Probability Distributions (I)
Chen, YuxinPrinceton Univ.
10:20-10:40, Paper FrA1.2 
Compressed Sensing Using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) (I)
Dimakis, AlexUT Austin
10:40-11:00, Paper FrA1.3 
Thy Friend Is My Friend: Iterative Collaborative Filtering for Sparse Matrix Estimation (I)
Borgs, ChristianMicrosoft Res.
Chayes, JenniferMicrosoft Res.
Lee, ChristinaMicrosoft Res.
Shah, DevavratMIT
11:00-11:20, Paper FrA1.4 
MaxCon: Maximal Conditional Mutual Information - Estimators and Applications (I)
Kannan, SreeramUniv. of Washington Seattle
11:20-11:40, Paper FrA1.5 
Prediction with a Short Memory (I)
Valiant, GregoryStanford Univ.
11:40-12:00, Paper FrA1.6 
Implicit Regularization in Matrix Factorization (I)
Bhojanapalli, SrinadhToyota Tech. Inst. at Chicago
12:00-12:20, Paper FrA1.7 
Sublinear Time Low-Rank Approximation of Positive Semidefinite Matrices (I)
Woodruff, DavidCarnegie Mellon Univ.
FrA2 Solarium
Bioinformatics Invited Session
Chair: Ochoa, IdoiaUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Hernaez, MikelUIUC
Organizer: Milenkovic, OlgicaUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Ochoa, IdoiaUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:00-10:20, Paper FrA2.1 
Decoding Instructions Encoded in the Genome (I)
Ma, JianCarnegie Mellon Univ.
10:20-10:40, Paper FrA2.2 
Applying MethylMix to Identify Novel DNA Methylation Cancer Subtypes (I)
Brennan, KevinStanford Univ.
Gevaert, OlivierStanford Univ.
10:40-11:00, Paper FrA2.3 
Is Genome Assembly Really NP-Hard? (I)
Shomorony, IlanUC Berkeley
Tse, DavidUC Berkeley
Vishnoi, Nisheeth KumarEPFL
11:00-11:20, Paper FrA2.4 
Viral Quasispecies Reconstruction Via Tensor Factorization with Successive Removal (I)
Ahn, SoyeonThe Univ. of Texas at Austin
Ke, ZiqiThe Univ. of Texas at Austin
Vikalo, HarisThe Univ. of Texas at Austin
11:20-11:40, Paper FrA2.5 
From Big Data to Precision Oncology Using Interpretable Machine Learning (I)
Lee, Su-InUniv. of Washington
FrA3 Butternut
Nonparametrics Invited Session
Chair: Koyejo, SanmiUniv. of Illinois
Co-Chair: Oh, SewoongUIUC
Organizer: Koyejo, SanmiUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Oh, SewoongUIUC
10:00-10:20, Paper FrA3.1 
The Expxorcist: Nonparametric Graphical Models Via Conditional Exponential Densities (I) (withdrawn from program)
Suggala, Arun SaiCarnegie Mellon Univ.
Kolar, MladenUniv. of Chicago
Ravikumar, PradeepCarnegie Mellon Univ.
10:20-10:40, Paper FrA3.2 
Learning Interpretable Features to Compare Distributions (I)
Gretton, ArthurGatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
Kacper, ChwialkowskiVoleon
Jitkrittum, WittawatUCL
Strathmann, HeikoUCL
Sutherland, DougalUCL
Xu, WenkaiUCL
10:40-11:00, Paper FrA3.3 
Statistical Consistency of Kernel PCA with Random Features (I)
Sriperumbudur, BharathPennsylvania State Univ.
Sterge, NicholasPennsylvania State Univ.
11:00-11:20, Paper FrA3.4 
Testing for Group Differences in High-Dimensional Graphical Models with Latent Variables (I)
Gunasekar, SuriyaTTIC
Kolar, MladenUniv. of Chicago
Koyejo, SanmiUniv. of Illinois
11:20-11:40, Paper FrA3.5 
Adapting to Noise Parameters in Nonparametric Active Learning (I)
Kpotufe, SamoryPrinceton Univ.
FrA4 Pine
Coded Computing Regular Session
Chair: Bibak, KhodakhastCoordinated Science Lab. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:00-10:20, Paper FrA4.1 
A Sequential Approximation Framework for Coded Distributed Optimization
Zhu, JinggeUniv. of California, Berkeley
Pu, YeUniv. of California, Berkeley
Gupta, VipulUniv. of California, Berkeley
Tomlin, ClaireUniv. of California, Berkeley
Ramchandran, KannanUniv. of California, Berkeley
10:20-10:40, Paper FrA4.2 
Coded Machine Learning: Joint Informed Replication and Learning for Linear Regression
Kabir, ShahrozeUCLA
Sala, FredericUCLA
Van den Broeck, GuyUCLA
Dolecek, LaraUniv. of California, Los Angeles
10:40-11:00, Paper FrA4.3 
Latency Analysis of Coded Computation Schemes Over Wireless Networks
Reisizadeh, AmirhosseinUC Santa Barbara
Pedarsani, RamtinUC Santa Barbara
11:00-11:20, Paper FrA4.4 
On the Optimal Recovery Threshold of Coded Matrix Multiplication
Fahim, MohammadPennsylvania State Univ
Jeong, HaewonCarnegie Mellon Univ
Haddadpour, FarzinPennsylvania State Univ
Dutta, SanghamitraCarnegie Mellon Univ
Cadambe, ViveckPennsylvania State Univ
Grover, PulkitCarnegie Mellon Univ
11:20-11:40, Paper FrA4.5 
Matrix Sparsification for Coded Matrix Multiplication
Suh, GeewonKAIST
Lee, KangwookKAIST
Suh, ChanghoKAIST
FrA5 Lower Level
Persuasion & Signalling Games in Controls, Econ & CS Invited Session
Chair: Akyol, EmrahUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Langbort, CedricUIUC
Organizer: Akyol, EmrahUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Langbort, CedricUIUC
10:00-10:20, Paper FrA5.1 
Reducing Congestion through Information Design (I)
Das, SanmayWashington Univ. in St. Louis
Kamenica, EmirUniv. of Chicago
Mirka, ReneeWashington Univ. in St. Louis
10:20-10:40, Paper FrA5.2 
Algorithmic Bayesian Persuasion (I)
Dughmi, ShaddinUSC
10:40-11:00, Paper FrA5.3 
Informational Incentives in Congestion Games (I)
Tavafoghi, HamidrezaUniv. of Michigan
Teneketzis, DemosthenisUniv. of Michigan
11:00-11:20, Paper FrA5.4 
Optimal Continuous Disclosure (I)
Ball, IanYale Univ.
11:20-11:40, Paper FrA5.5 
Strategic Coordination and Bayesian Persuasion for Autonomous Devices (I)
Le Treust, MaelETIS, UMR 8051 / ENSEA, Univ. Cergy-Pontoise, CNRS
Tomala, TristanHEC Paris, GREGHEC UMR 2959
11:40-12:00, Paper FrA5.6 
Resource Allocation with Population Dynamics (I)
Epperlein, JonathanIBM Res
Marecek, JakubIBM Res
12:00-12:20, Paper FrA5.7 
The Game of Misinformation (I)
Akyol, EmrahUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




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